MaryKate Imrie Named the Horizon League SAAC President
July 12, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS – UIC senior volleyball player MaryKate Imrie has been named the president of the Horizon League’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the 2013-14 academic year. Imrie served as vice president in 2012-13, while holding the office of president for UIC’s SAAC. She was reelected as the Flames’ president this past April, representing UIC student-athletes for a second consecutive year.
“I am honored to be chosen as president of the Horizon League SAAC,” said Imrie. “I look forward to having great dialogue and leading the agenda for the student-athletes in our conference. My hope is to set up more student activities and get the SAAC more involved in community service events.”
After the 2012 volleyball season, Imrie was voted as the team’s ‘Most Valuable Player’ as she helped the Flames reach the Horizon League title game, the program’s first appearance since 2006. She paced the conference in assists per set with an average of 11.20 and earned honorable mention accolades on the AVCA’s All-Midwest Region team.
Her performance on the court is equally matched by her dedication in the classroom. She is a member of the 2012 Horizon League Fall All-Academic team and garnered a spot on the conference’s Academic Honor Roll. This past June, Imrie was presented with Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership award, along with teammates Sara Sternard and Justine Garcia.
“MaryKate is an exceptional leader and exemplifies the meaning of student-athlete,” said Horizon League Director of Student-Athlete Affairs Christine Halstead. “We are extremely excited to work with her and have complete confidence that she will represent the very best of the Horizon League.”
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